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Ame Une

Asse, Geneviève, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva et al. Gagarine, Mila

Paris. 1981
A beautiful, highly elegant publication of spare engravings illustrating Mila Gagarine's verse collection: 'Ame Une.'

From the edition limited to 77 numbered copies, with this one of 15 from the édition de tète on Chine signed by the poet and artists, and with the additional suite of engravings for the book, each signed and numbered by the respective artist and with the additional four engravings also signed and numbered by the respective artist in pencil.

There is also an extra set of 4 additional and different prints by the same artists, each signed and numbered in pencil from the edition of 15.

The artists who contributed prints (drypoint or burin engravings) are Mila Gagarine, Geneviève Asse, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Vera Pagava and Brigitte Simon.
[14 bifolia + 8 leaves (suite)]. Thin 4to. (314 x 188 mm). Half-title, title, list of contributors, original drypoint engraving as frontispiece by Vera Pagava and Gagrine's verse illustrated with three further original engravings (a drypoint by Brigitte Simon and burin engravings by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and Geneviève Asse), leaf with 'Table', leaf with colophon and signatures of the participants verso, final leaf with justification recto and achevé d'imprimer and copyright verso; in a separate plain wrappers is the additional suite of signed prints (see below). Loose as issued in original publisher's thick white paper wrapper with thin white laid printed jacket with flaps and title to front cover in black, original white paper-covered board box with title to upper cover in black.

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